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Oct 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
professor craig wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. that "the american campus to it as a silent monument to slavery." welcome to democracy now! talk about america's most elite universities. what relation do they have to slavery? >> i think there are multiple relationships. the first and probably most provocative is the relationship to the slave trade itself. in the middle of the 18th century, from 1746 to 1759, fewer than 25 years, the number of colleges in the british colonies triples from 3 to 9. it triples and that 25- yearperiod which coincides with the height of the slave trade. it is precisely the rise in the atlantic economy based on the african slave trade that allows for this fantastic articulation of new growth of the institutional infrastructure. >> let's talk specifically about particular universities. you do look at some universities in the south, but also in the deep north. harvard. >> it is a very northern story. when you think about the colonial world, until the american revolution, there's actually only one college in the south,
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
basics of drawing and handicraft. the committee organises exhibitions and educational centres for children who enjoy taking part and click to draw. we were shocked to discover how much the children have been effected by the war in syria. for example, a lot of the kids will draw pictures of cemeteries with the names of their loved ones on the tombstones. they have made boxes for detainees in which the children put bread. they have been shown ways of making bread, cracking firewood and how to wash things. >> we haven't had electricity for 15 months. we do the activities manually - like weaving wool, for example. women use wool to knit sweaters and hats which they swell to make a living, keeping in mind that because of the government siege wool is not allowed in any more. we organised a first aid workshop. every house needs someone trained in basic medical care. no one knows when their house will be shelled. we'll continue our efforts and work until our last breath to provide support and help our people. i'm convinced god will bless those who have mercy on earth. >> a bus caught
Nov 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. and growth here at home. >> we will close down. thank you so much for all of thoughts. well done. [ applause ] >> tonight, on c-span. armed services committee chairman senator carl levin inlks about the situation afghanistan. followed by remarks from obama and prime minister of iraq nouri themaliki and remarks at antidefamanion league. week, michigan senator carl levin traveled to and met with president karzai. today, the senate armed services committee chairman about improvements in the country as the u.s. and prepare to remove troops from afghanistan in 2014. from the council on foreign relations. is an hour. >> welcome to the foreign relations. i'm johnathan karl. a high honor to be here with levin. introduction.s no interduck carl levin is the chairman of the senate armed services from the great state of michigan and of special interest to me, just back from a trip to afghanistan where he commanders over there and also had a one on one president karzai. i
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
any taxes at all. and he said while other countries are spending money on health care education and infrastructure we are spending unbelievable amounts on our military. do you think our military budget is sane when we are strapping our new generation with education debts that are unbelievable, what are your thoughts? guest: number one, yes, i understand what senator sanders is saying. corporations do receive credits, deductions, exclusions that could avoid -- that could result in them not having to pay their corporate income tax rate. i think one of the critical factors hopefully that congress can continue to address is corporate tax reform, in which case we could eliminate it. on defense spending, no question in my mind that additional reductions in defense spending are going to have to happen, are going to have to go forward and done in a way that focuses on strategic goals of protecting this country going forward. and yes, again, we are back to the same situation, balancing out those spending reductions, in defense, food stamps, child nutrition programs. we have to find a bal
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the task of giving kids an equal education. -- dedicated to accomplishing the task of giving kids an equal education. they said they were going to back off of strong civil rights enforcement. i had to make a decision. do i uphold the law or back off of my principal? ini fight for what i believe or do i sacrifice my job? i lost my job. but i have never regretted the decision is standing for what you believe in. [applause] i went back to monterey and public service was still in my veins so i ran for congress and served a terms of the congress. eight terms. it was a different congress. tip o'neill, bob michae we just honored tom foley the other day, speaker and a majority leader. republicans and democrats work together. toy work together to try solve the problems facing this country. yes, they had their differences. yes, they had their politics. when it came to issues affecting the country, they worked together for the common good and that's the way our democracy should work. [applause] clinton asked me then to take over the office of management and budget. the good people there helped
Nov 2, 2013 2:00am EDT
in getting it into the education system and am wondering if you could talk about that along with the press that we need to get people interested because it's all about selling new ideas. we don't talk about complexity. we live in a complex system. finally, last night i saw a play called "love in afghanistan." i think it's one of the most powerful plays of ever seen and i'm a performing arts junkie. i recommend everyone to go see it. it was fabulous. it addresses the things were talking about. >> it's a really important point. somebody brought over some young afghan music students about six months ago. it was terrific. we brought them to the capital so that some of my colleagues could see. i think there were like eight students on afghan instruments at a music school which could have never existed and they are there preserving their heritage. it has an impact when people can see a play or whatever, of course it does. telling stories are important. the problem on the other side is i'm not a good storyteller, by the way. i admire those of my colleagues who are. it's the most powerful way to g
Nov 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
of the reporters interviewing these customers, these citizens, is that they need to educate themselves. journalism is an educational process. as a reporter you have to educate yourself and then you teach to the best of your ability your readers or viewers as to what you learned. the reporter is who put these people on the air or quote them in newspaper articles aren't doing that. they basically have someone -- they are following a narrative and narrative is people are suffering sticker shock and they get somebody who says, well, geez, i'm going to pay a lot higher premiums, i have sticker shock and that's the furthest the reporter goes and that's really not competent or responsible journalism when you keep in mind that premiums people pay is just part of the cost of insurance and medical care so nobody in the press or on the air seems to be looking at this saying, well, what do you get for that premium? what are costs going to be if you get sick and how much better are you going to be with obama care compliant plan that's got limited deductibles, limited out-of-pocket expenses, free preventative t
Oct 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
the past few decades, these public efforts have helped educate people and promote awareness about breast cancer. but we must remain vigilant in the fight because there's still so much more to be done. the statistics are sobering. one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. this disease strikes women and some men of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities and ages. while all women are at risk, many still think it can't happen to them, especially young women. but i know all too well that it can. in 2007 when i was just 41 years old, i learned i had breast cancer. while we've made significant advances on some fronts, recent studies show that more and more young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer and rates are not going down. i believe we have a responsibility as members of congress to take breast cancer awareness month one step further and turn awareness into action. we must take action to implement the affordable care act and continue to ensure that every single person in this country has access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their health
Oct 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
's what i represent, in florida we are doing 3,000 education seminars from the beginning of september through the end of march, making sure that people understand what their options are. we're in all 67 counties, we built retail centers, we're reaching out to our customers so they understand what their choices are. and we believe people will find choices there that work. >> my question is, will people pay more? >> people who are subsidized are probably going to have the opportunity to pay less. it really is an individualized issue. and there may be some people who pay more, but it really depends on your individual circumstances. >> you met at the white house with senior aides going through this obama carroe rollout. as an insurance executive, you signed up basically for a deal here, which is to say, okay, we'll cover people who have preexisting conditions. we'll do that if you can deliver us some more business. give us younger, healthier people who probably aren't going to need our insurance, and that's how we'll make money and balance out the fact we're going to pay more out, coverin
Nov 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
towards education that is not just a piece of paper, you really have to know how to do thing. then the subject came up in the mexican family. mexican family is a very strong unit in our country. and women at home have been the keystone holding families together. now, with the entrance of mexico into the modern world, there's a pressure on women to not only be a homemaker but also a bread winner. so that puts enormous pressure on women. and frankly, i don't think we value that, all they do correctly. because it's very difficult -- >> rose: what you intended to say was and perhaps you said and it was misconstrued was that we need to value what women do because they're working not only outside the home but they work inside the home too and they're called on to do more than men are called on. >> precisely. >> rose: so maybe the an is men should take a bigger role at home some women would say. >> it comes back to valuing work. sometimes there's a feeling that if a woman says well i work at home, i'm a homemaker night it -- >> rose: it doesn't have the same value. >> that's the
Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm EDT
'm going to be able to become to doing so. in education system afghanistan, not just higher education, but so many universities that the number of them even to me as counterintuitive so i don't use them. before you get to colleges and universities and before the taliban and was driven out, and they said they have been, 9000 now onethe schools am million. about 3 million of them are girls but none of them could have been educated before we got there with our allies. 2001, there were 20,000 teachers, all-male. there are now 200,000 teachers, 60,000 of them are women. improved., much child mortality, significantly down. 5 million afghan refugees fled to pakistan and have returned .ome is it that 67% of the american people in the most recent survey think the afghan war was not worth fighting? how does that happen? the picture is much, much better number.t i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or more full picture of the events in afghanistan. i believe the press has missed a good story. it has not missed of the problems but it has missed the progress. the impressio
Nov 2, 2013 4:00am EDT
of you know and many of you probably were educated in the united states. i cannot tell you how many heads of state and finance ministers throughout government, heads of state and chief executives who i need as i travel the world as a senator to go to school who participated in educational exchanges and the fulbright program, meet them everywhere. foreign ministers in saudi arabia who has been foreign minister for 30 years or more. he proudly reminds me of his education at princeton. and another showed me a photograph and said this was you and me 25, 35 years ago when i met you at a law of diplomacy school when you were a senator. many immigrants know that the american dream is not restricted to those born in america. if you go to miami, chicago, san francisco, any major city in america, you will find a community that speaks your language and understand your culture and welcomes diversity and can serve as an anchor for your next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. indian manufacturers expanding plants in upstate
Oct 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >>> from capitol hill, to emerald city. here are today's top lines. be afraid. be very afraid. >> it's halloween, and boy, is it scary. >> there she is. promising, swearing to god that she's going to tell the truth. >> chair now advises you that you are -- i'll now read you -- -- >> to the best of your knowledge, has a man ever dli h delivered a baby? >> nothing will save this show. >> do you agree with this type of advertising for obama care. >> i can't see it. >> it's a college student doing a keg stand. >> it's so good. >> some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not a crystal stem. >> red solo cup. you're not just a cup. you're my friend. >> friend. >> while you're from kansas, you're not in kansas anymore. >> it's bad enough picking on a straw man, but when you go around picking on poor little dogs. >> i might say we are actually in the wizard of oz
Nov 2, 2013 12:30pm PDT
and strikes. i usually do so and education obe. in my first statement to the parliament and the need to attend our strong commitment to ensuring an end to the vocal effects. more news and the upper part is international conference. i had to do that the use of drones is not only can you live nation. what did it to her integrity. gore so detrimental to one's own efforts and imaging to resume from our country. this issue has become a mission to get into mumbai decoration chavez with. i would have forced us to be put in. going next the thus baucus the new officials have denounced any drone attacks but the washington post story exposes the noteworthy that the new obama strikes with the old school actively participated in selecting some targets. one documents files and ten. jeans and t ball striking the site is cool what's your government this is going with the cooperation the intelligence agencies in the two nations. i ended mixed tapes have a strong ongoing competition and open each. it was a useful addition. your support of the usual goings in the meeting. emphasizing the need for an end to such
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
or healthcare or education they hive iforthe time they live in s they lose skills. >> we have o orphan sunday. we visited one church that participated in today's orphan sunday activity. christina how was it today? >> well, johnathan, church organizers told me that if every family in every church in the u.s. adopted one child this would be no need for orphanages. she faithfully attend weekly service at her church in florida. on orphan sunday she shared her personal journey of adopting two children while driving in brazil. now as the coordinator of orphan ministries for her church, she encourages others to do the same. >> we get thinking what might have happened with the other kid that don't have the same situation as our children that are adopted now. >> she says that as many as 145 million children around the world have lost both of their parents. >> we bring awareness also for everybody that they need to be adopted not only to be helped, but actually the main help we can do is to adopt them. >> her church also assists with fog aswith foster children in that. >> to raise funds for his house a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
in orphanages or group homes or on the street without caregivers or access to food, healthcare or education. for every three months they often lose one month of developmental skills. for the past five years the christian alliance for orphans have organize have organizationn sundays. it drew thousands to churches across the country today. we visited one church that participated in today's orphan sunday activities. >> church organizers told me that if one family in every church in the u.s. adopted one child this would be no need for orphanages. >> she faith fully attends church. on sunday she shared her personal journey of adopting two children while living in brazil. sheenens e encourages others toe same. >> we got thinking what might happen to the other kids that don't have the same situation that our children that are adopted now. >> she says that as many million children around the world have lost both of their parents. >> we bring awareness also for everybody that they need to be adopted. not only to be helped, but actually the main help we can do is to adopt them. >> her church also ass
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
and students try to find the best match for their education and the bottom line, do college rankings help or hurt in the search for the right match? kilmeny duchardt has more. >> trisha guduru, the daughter of immigrants from india hopes to be a paediatrician. she is a student at queens college and lives at home. her tewition is under $6,000 a year, which is all her family can afford. queens college provide aid so students don't have to pick up a job. >> we are getting students from modest means, first in their family to go to college, first in this country. without us they wouldn't be able to transcend their particular situation and move up. financial planner bob traitz says cost has everything to do with how families pick schools. >> working class families are picking colleges based on affordability and geographical convenience. >> with tewition on the rise families are looking at where to get the most bang for the buck. the "washington monthly" produced one of many lists ranking colleges on that, and queens college is number two. their study looked at 1500 colleges. queens ranked as o
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
: one of the most prominent educational institutions in the arab world. many attend classes here every day. it is near the square where hundreds from killed in august, when government forces moved in to remove the sit in. and many more remain in prison to this day. so far this week hundreds of students have protested on the streets outside of the campus 37 this was the scene on tuesday when one member of the security forces appeared to cock and then point a loaded gun at proteste protesters. [ sirens ] police have been banned in university campus since before the revolution that toppled the regime. so allowing them on wednesday was a major change of policy. in the event police made several arrests on the campus. those detained are accused of committing acts of violence and of rioting. dominick kane, al jazeera, cayeux. >> returning to their homes, or what is left of them. families i in the philippines picking up what's left after the fighting. >>> and attitudes of teenage mothers are changing. >>> and in sports, c.s.k.a. moscow will receive punishment for the behavior of their fans. we
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
with disabilities. >> and you say people that we assume that people who are on food stamps don't have an education, but that's not the case. >> that's absolutely not the case. unfortunately one of the biproducts of the recession and the anemic recovery that we have experienced is that even people with a college degree are turning to food pan tries and soup kitchens to get buy. we have seen a 25% increase in people with a college education coming to food banks or soup kitchens. and that's a real disappointment for folks. >> in recent weeks and days we have heard maybe the economy is beginning to come back. are you seeing it when it comes to the people you serve? >> this is a rising tide that is not lifting all boats yet. there are three times as many job seekers as jobs right now. >> so what happens, people lose their jobs, they can't find work, and they need this sort of assistance, and if they don't have it? >> if they don't have it, i mean, we -- we'd say snap is the first line of defense against hunger, and a food pantry or soup kitchen is the last line of defense. when you take away resources
Oct 29, 2013 8:00am EDT
, and the council on foreign relations working on a range of economics and education issues. he is the co-author of a book on girls education and an author of the pro-growth progressive and economic strategy for shared prosperity. gene graduated from the university of minnesota and yale law school and attended wharton business school. is a native of ann arbor, michigan, and will be joining his them in california at the end of this year. when he finishes his remarks will move over here for two and a. thank you very much. gene? >> well, thank you very much for having us here today. i want to thank jim doyle very much, not just for today but for all the leadership of business forward, all the consultations, even the recent meeting with your small business advisory committee as we went into this recent round of budget discussions. so again, i really want to thank you and business forward for the leadership that you've shown, and the desire to look beyond your own particular situation to the larger economic issue that we face as a country, and understanding that that affects all of us. so agai
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am EST
, but education programs to ensure they don't end up here in the first place. >> here to help us understand what we can do to protect ourselves is a doctor, an assistant professor of neurology. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> why are so many young people suffering strokes >>. >> it's a great question. there's not been a lot of studies designed to answer that question. probably some need to be done. but it's most likely a combination of factors. the first is the surprising incidence of risk factors - such as smoking, people are getting diabetes, obesity, and then the other thing is we are getting better at detecting strokes. technology, mri scanning, and we can pick up more strokes than we used to. >> you mentioned detecting strokes. how can one tell. i understand there's a fast method. >> that is a fantastic question. because strokes can have variable symptoms, it's important that we get out the word on how to tell you are having a stroke. there's a push to educate the government about doing a fast screen. that's the numonic, it's fast. the f stands for face. you look for asymmetry
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
care allow, just as thousands say they are losing their current plans. >> getting more educational bang for your buck. do those college rankings really help finding the best college for your budget? >> coming up in sports, lebron james and the miami heat unveiled another championship banner. we'll have the heights in just a bit. conversation in a live town-hall event. sex crimes on campus, a special week of coverage and live town-hall on america tonight nine eastern. only on al jazeera america. (vo) friday night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. in just about a half hour, the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is going to testify b
Nov 1, 2013 7:00pm PDT
knew it takes the stance of this nothing new i needed it. i'm very active fish in education right now and then me. he thinks is artificial. we think so because it's not a surprise anyone to expect from spies spiciness by itself. and as i spy is obvious the spying and analyze the cousin of the nolan and i can shift it can become any meaning to me that the americans spying and john in signing the germans did not surprise the aqua live in mind that lets us into something you can spend wisely. maybe he thought they need to spy. so it gets the need to make surprise but sam into his high beams at me and nodded that extent. not a big surprise. nonetheless the difference between the times when home which meant was the chance of germany is that today there's the internet. and the internet. which is for the most part you can save manage. stewart it if you will out of the united states it's a big difference. it is but i think that there's this i think that two issues. theres the issue of espionage and in just two were simple signal intelligence which is tapping phones intercepting communications
Nov 4, 2013 9:00am PST
shared- the search for peace and justice, tolerance, the value of education in itself- and to learn some of each others' sources- a text study on these things. and we did that for a year, with five different meetings, and now we're publishing a book on that subject- common values, different sources- and it was kind of amazing to see how much we in fact did have in common. some of the people who've never been involved in this kind of dialogue before said that it seemed we were stealing eaeach others' texts, because they weren't aware of influence during the ages of other peoples' text. but that kind of thing, when you look at some core values that the three faiths share was very instructive to a number of a people. >> [speaking in islamic] >> [translated] we treat our brothers, the christians, as one society. >> [speaking in islamic] in this holy city of nazareth. >> [speaking in islamic] >> since trying to- because we were born here. >> [speaking in islamic] >> we live together as neighbors, as brothers, in both sad events and happy events. >> [speaking in islamic] >> and we believe that
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am EST
would probably go abroad were you can get free education, free medical benefits, and not worry about the racial issues. host: if it is free, who pays for it to? caller: not sure who pays for the listening to your program and listening to other countries , i would less stressed at least give them an opportunity. you mean denmark, right -- right?er: caller: denmark. host: monti has this point -- you can call in to join the conversation -- do you feel you have the opportunity to get ahead in america ayako from michigan, jessica is up next. good morning. -- in america? from michigan, jessica is up next. good morning. caller: it is hard to get ahead in america when asians are taking our jobs here and taking our jobs overseas. the media believes we need a bunch of schooling to get ahead. i think that is wrong. host: thank you for the call. looking at the comparison of the chart we showed you from 1952 -- james is next from grand forks, north to code up. you say you do not have the opportunity to get ahead in this country, why? i have to say no i have to say that is where i come from. , c-s
Nov 1, 2013 10:30am PDT
on a global crusade against it educates scan reports kerry's attacks have more than quadrupled since two thousand and one and the u s began its war on terror the number of attacks on the kelly's has reached a record high. the national consortium for the study of terrorism respoes to terrorism estimates last year alone there were more than eight thousand five hundred years the tax withholding why he killed more than fifteen thousand five hundred people across africa asia and the least. he walked face his incredible surge of violence this year they recorded six thousand civilian deaths here's how tears i want to take a new mop following the us invasion in two thousand and three. the iraqi prime minister is here in washington. he just said his nation is facing a cold war of genocide and that the revolutions in the region have made it works. the line how about you was created not tied in other organizations were able to expel ethan gain ground. will they benefit from the form of state structures. parents now flock to see maria for a safe haven. and for this area is from a deal between the op
Nov 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
elections in kosovo the first in which serbia urge minority serbs to bow. surfers education and cousin us political life is a key element of the european union brokered deal to end the dispute there and unlocks eu funds. but today is noting was marred by reports of masked men storming the main polling center in each of the except throwing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes the worldly local elections but for kosovo's leaders they were approved moniker of relations between ethnic albanians and serbs. is it a lot of videos. these are the first free elections for all of kosovo. and that makes them historic our young nation sees his successor though. it was the first boat in the north since kosovo broke away from serbia yet these selections in a test of the political maturity a test of democracy in our country and the best proof that everyone has a voice in the news came in just two years. attention has been focused on the serb minority in kosovo scam snore. one polling station closed after masked men stormed a smashing ballot boxes. ethnic serb hardliners called for a point on. and there wer
Nov 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
makes it possible for women and men to gain more equality in their lives. >> and educational attainment, we are tied for first with about 24 our countries. >> exactly. >> but when it comes to health and survival, the speck measure of healthy life expectancy, we're 53rd. much lower than one would think living in the u.s.? >> very counter intuitive since we talk all the time about our high life expectancy. especially for women. the lesson, we are quite obviously one of the few, the only industrial wealthy country in the world that doesn't have a national health system, and i think that is showing up in these sticks nap we like to think of ourselves as being one of the healthiest countries on earth, but, in fact, when you put it all together, people at the top may be doing well, but we're not as a country doing that well compared to other societies. >> another one of the categories that measure is economic participation and opportunity. we ranked sixth overall we we have leadership positions filled by women, but ranked 67th when it came to fwhach equality. that's a conversation that's been
Nov 3, 2013 2:00am PST
? >> i don't know. apparently kids. when we educate kids, kids are not able to understand complicated things. they see the world in black and white. when you get older, you're able to see the gray. and when someone hits you -- >> i understand why kids would do it. given what you told me earlier, identifying the perpetrators within the realm of possibility? >> they're young people. >> why not paint it over? >> good question. maybe we should. you're right. >> elsewhere in the west bank, just outside of ramallah -- meet betty and mona. two members of a group of women who call themselves the speed sisters. the first all-female palestinian racing team. >> hi. i'm tony. good to meet you. >> when i'm riding a car, i'm the happiest girl ever. racing, it's in my blood. here in palestine, it's very small. there's no roads. so when i drive, i speed. i feel free. >> do you find that people underestimated you at first? >> at the beginning, they could maybe make fun of us. but when we got good scores -- >> now they know? >> yeah. a car doesn't know if you're a woman or a man. a lot of girls want to
Nov 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
father, i used to hear him say if you get a good education, you can get a good job. so we knew that education was important. in today's time, many of our children don't have computers at home. and low-income families don't have transportation to get to where the computers are. kids who don't have access to computers after school will be left behind. >> my name is estellepython, at age 71, i took my retirement savings to create a classroom to bring high-tech advantage to communities. >> let's get on board. >> a studying bus is a mobile learning center. >> are you ready to get on the computers? >> yes! >> we want to make sure we do whatever we can do to make brings better for all. i see the bus being able to bridge that gap. >> yes. >> between technology and the lack of it. >> she helps me by having one-on-one attention. and if i don't get, she'll help me with it. i look forward to it a lot. >> how are we doing here? >> it's not just a bus, it's a movement. we're going to go from neighborhood to neighborhood, keep making a difference. >>> so i think i'm putting it mildly when i s
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
and students are trying to find the best match for their education and their bottom line. at issue is whether college rankings help or hinder the search for the right match. we take a look. >> trish, the daughter of immigrants from india, homes to one day become a pediatrician. she's a pre-med major at queens college who lives at home. her tuition is $6,000 a year. which is all her family can afford. it provides large amounts of student aid so student don't have to pick up a job to pay their tuition. >> we're getting students who come from very modest means, first in the family to go to college, maybe first in this country. without us they wouldn't be able to transcend their particular situation and move up. >> reporter: college has everything to do with how families pick schools. >> from working class families. they're selecting the colleges based on affordability and geographical screens of their son or daughter commuting as opposed to living on campus. >> reporter: with tuition on the rise many families are looking at where they can get the most bang for the buck. the washington monthly ha
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 9:00am EDT
education. for annie it meant moves from a tiny village to one of the world's biggest cities. >> translator: i'm not leaving mexico until i fine out what happened to my son. >> reporter: alone in a foreign land she carries on in the hope she'll have an answer soon. >>> for the first time the u.s. secretary of state has publicly admitted the national security agency may have overstepped the mark. >> in some cases i acknowledge to you, as does the president some of these actions have reached too far, and we're going to make sure that that is not going to happen in the future. >> simon we heard a very contrite john kerry, but are these just words or will they be followed up by action? >> well, it's not clear, because although it was very interesting in dimension and john kerry becomes the most senior administration official to admit that perhaps they went too far, and the surveillance was perhaps inappropriate. i don't think it went as far to a lay out any kind of apology. as we heard the majority of this answer was this intervention that he gave, in a sense was a justification for this huge s
Oct 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
we're going to invest in education and r&d at home and insure that the united states can compete and win in this highly competitive global marketplace. you and i know we can do that, but we have to make this a priority at a time of enormous pressure to drastically cut government spending. .. >> expected our ability to promote principles and values that our veterans sacrificed for. it didn't get shut of the statue of liberty, it temporarily closed the doors to refugees and students who are seeking visas to learn here and to contribute to our economy. they shut down delayed security aid to israel, one of our closest allies, obviously, and a critical democracy in a region that's undergoing tremendous upheaval. why would an would in common sey would you want to do that? a shutdown set hard-working public servants own, including officials whose job is to enforce the sanctions against iran, sanctions that actually helped to create the pressure that brought us to this moment of cautious possibility in the region. that shut down furloughed for norvell -- nobel laureates who were working
Oct 31, 2013 12:00pm EDT
plants, were educated and trained in the west, particularly in the united states. and that's the case now. hollyhock bar so hockey he was presently -- on akbar, was head of the atomic energy for iran is an mit graduate, ph.d, and his subject is the physics of nuclear power plants. the present leadership under president rouhani is very familiar with the issues that i just related. and including the detailed knowledge of the programs that iran has embarked on over the 50 years that may have -- that they have pursued nuclear energy research and development. and their position, their declaratory position is that we have no interest in nuclear weapons, although we are surrounded by nuclear weapons, although we can build a nuclear weapons but we can only build a few, and if we built them, strategically we would become even more vulnerable as a target for retaliation. so this is the declaratory policy. this is the a strategic policy. and this is buttressed by an ethical and religious view that many iranians hold, that the use of weapons of mass destruction is forbidden by the teachings of islam.
Oct 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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